News: 1987 Creature Feature The Kindred Finally Getting DVD And Blu-ray Release

There are still many films that have never been released on DVD or Blu-ray. That number will drop by one as the 1987 creature feature The Kindred will finally receive a DVD and Blu-ray release from Synapse Films. Originally announced via EW, Synapse's Don May discusses the long journey to get the film released, saying that:

"About ten years ago, we announced The Kindred. We had purchased it and it got entangled in a horrible legal battle. It was no fault of ours, we just had to hold tight until everything was finalized.

Almost ten years later, I can now say that, yes, we are doing The Kindred, finally, for 2018. While we didn’t spend four years restoring it, it took us ten years to get out of all the legal mess to finally announce it again, ten years later. I could probably write a book as to what happened with The Kindred. [Laughs] We’ll do The Kindred on Blu-ray and DVD, because honestly it’s never been legally available on Blu-ray or DVD in the U.S. So, we’ll be the first company to actually release it.

I can also say that our version of The Kindred actually has more gore in it than the original U.S. version had. We ended up finding material which has extra gore which hasn’t been released here."

It was directed by Directed by Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow, and stars David Allen Brooks, Rod Steiger, Amanda Pays, and Kim Hunter. The plot synopsis is as follows:

"A geneticist takes his assistants to his old family home to locate the deadly product of his late mother's revolutionary research into rapid human evolution - his monstrous tentacled baby brother, before a mad scientist gets to him first."

 It will be released sometime in 2018.